105 Participants from 17 Countries Represented in Greater Lansing Pro Tennis Tournament, June 5-12
EAST LANSING, Mich.— The Greater Lansing Sports Authority and the Mid-Michigan Tennis Association are excited to announce the return of the Capital City Tennis Classic, June 5-12, 2022.
“Our men's $15,000 event was a huge success in 2021, so much so that we are able to host a second event each year. This summer we are hosting a $25,000 event where we will see players ranked inside the top five hundred! We are excited to bring back the kids clinic, host housing, and other initiatives to help grow tennis within the community. We are excited for another tournament in the Lansing area and for the opportunity to inspire the next generation of players to love the game,” said Tournament Director Cody Cross.
The event is sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is expected to draw 105 participants, from 17 countries around the world. Some of those countries include: Japan, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Canada, South Africa, Latvia, Australia, Bolivia, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, Iraq, and Romania. Those players will compete for $25,000 in prize money.
“As we saw in 2021, The Joe D. Pentecost Foundation Capital City Tennis Classic will draw first-class athletes for a week of first-rate competition,” said Mike Price, Executive Director for the GLSA. “In addition to watching the competition, locals can get involved by attending youth and adult clinics, hosting international players, and participating in volunteer opportunities. This event has proven to be a win for the entire region. We’re excited to welcome them back.”
The event is scheduled for June 5-12, 2022. To track updated news and information about the event visit: https://capitalcitytennisclassic.com. For more information about the GLSA visit www.lansingsports.org.
The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) is a division of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau. The GLSA’s mission is to be the leading voice of sports tourism in the Greater Lansing area and to promote economic growth by attracting a diverse range of sporting events to the region. The GLSA will strive to enhance the quality of life for area residents through the development of local sports and fitness programs for all ages, and to support the continued development and maintenance of safe, high-quality athletic facilities.